Marie Brett is an award winning visual artist working across filmic, immersive sculptural installation and more recently live event; she makes work about profound human experiences recurrently involving trauma or social (in)justice.
Recent works include IMMA’s 2021 premier of ‘Yes, But Do You Care? a piece exploring issues of care-giving and Irish capacity legislation; an international global justice commission /large scale installation ‘On the Edge of My Sky’ exhibited at Brussel’s European Parliament; and ‘The Day-Crossing Farm’ commissioned as lead artist for a large-scale immersive installation exploring human trafficking, modern-day-slavery and drug farming with Cork Midsummer Festival, aligned within a ten country European platform.
Brett is considered one of Ireland’s leading exponents of social arts practice and recurrently works cross-disciplinary. The artist graduated from Goldsmiths, London University with both MA and BA degrees. She is the recipient of numerous awards, has artwork held in national and international art collections including IMMA and The Arts Council and has writings published in Ireland, the UK and Finland.